Journal: Glenn's 75 Gallon - "Why Not Goodness?"
I don't normally do Journals anymore because I just don't have time, but I want to try again.
Been a long haul to get here. The day was nuts and one of my best friends showed up in the clutch late night to drive this tank home with me. Took me all day just to get to the planting. My floor was so out of whack it took me an hour just to level the stand. Doors are screwed up a bit and need to be shaved.
Enough of the intro, lets get on to the tank!
It has been entitled:
"Why Not Goodness?"
Tank: 75 gallon - 48" wide x 18" wide x 18" high
Lighting: Catalina Solar T5 High Output 4x54Watt with LED moonlights
Filtration: (2) Rena XP3
CO2: Pressurized up your wazzo with a water filter housing reactor
Flora: There are a few I am not sure of in there. May try to ID them over time.
Cryptocoryne spiralis Var Dwarf
Cryptorocyne Wendtii Red
Cryptorocyne Wendtii Bronze
Cryptorocyne Wendtii Green
Cryptorocyne Wendtii Green Gecko
Cryptocoryne crispatula 'Balansae'
Cryptocryne Wendtii hybrids (multiple kinds in there)
Cryptocoryne usteriana x walkeri (I think)
Misc other species.....
Soon to be added Microsorum pteropus "Narrow Leaf" ala Wasserpest
Fauna: No idea.
And now the spill...
The DIY Stand (Came out ok. The doors need help)
Making the border for the "Goodness"
Ingredients for the "Goodness" (Jerry, your clay you made is sweet! We also have a mystery clay in the small container...could be the "coup de grace" knock out punch... T.B.D. I am holding people accountable.
Being a 3 year old and making mud. It's just "Goodness".
Still seeing wood (you can see the one door that warped slightly in this photo. Driving me nuts!!)
Strip some plant stock from the grow out tanks
Make a mess.
Moss the wood, start planting the tank.
Plant tank with lots more plants, then fill with water. (De-chlorinated of course because that's how I roll)
Stare at cloudy water and pray it comes out ok
Everything else to come later. If you will notice I modified the hardscape slightly as I went through.
I am happy so far. Clear picture to come soon.
Nice glenn... looks good.
What is the your substrate cap? Looks different.
LoL @ 'laying wood'. An hour leveling the stand? "Jersey Floor", heh.
Nice work man. Totally subscribed.
Jersey floor, umm, yes. Was an absolute nightmare. 1960's construction at its finest. If I showed you the shims you would laugh (And I will not show them!). Stable though.
I like it too (Carib Sea Peace River). Mental note taken. I might get a few bags of that to 'chill out' my "Mystic White" pool filter sand.
Wait, the shims are worse than in photo #2 above? Jeez, that IS bad.
Yeah yeah- DIY stand isn't level, blame it on the floors, we've all heard THAT before!
*ducks and runs*
It's going to look fantastic, Glenn!
Did the beer come with the plants too Glenn?
I never get that lucky... :D
Yes, the shims in the back right corner are just about 1/2". The wall the tank is against is not supported right with the foundation right below. (Yes, foundation below). Its a nightmare, but I have reinforced and supported everything that needs to be prior to doing this tank.
Getting better and clearer. One filter installed.
But I was considering the 18"(-) clear space of visual on the height.
The tank look sweet dude, I love all the crypts in there, and that DW is magnificent!
The chosen layout is even better underwater! (And Glenn, do what I do with my Jameson and pour the beer in a glass. ;))
hey this is nice
i always like crypts aquascapes
do you have access to crypt parva?
it will look great on the foreground
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